A week ago a client for Mac was release for the popular online gaming service and store Steam. This service, that has been available for Windows already for some years, brings to the fans of Apple’s platform what has always been missing, games. Steam is like an Apple Store, with a character a bit more social and oriented to online gaming, you can have a buddy list.
As a Mac OS X fan and player that I am, I will tell you that this is great news, whenever I saw it was ready to download I got it and since then I’ve been taking a look to it. As starter I got Portal, which is free until the 24th of this month cause of the new client for Mac. We don’t have to settle with old games, adapted to run under Mac OS using X11 or Java, anymore, or wait till the companies decide to make or not a version for Mac. Now we only need to open the Steam client and select the tab for Mac games and there it is, the latest games for Mac, their demos or the chance to get a nice offer.
Steam is a must for every gamer where you can keep your games collection, find offers, download demos, buy games or be up to date with the latest news about games.
I won’t tell only nice stuff about it, although I believe it’s a great step so we can put aside, finally, our PC’s without having to say goodbye to quality games, it is a new client and as such, it comes with it’s problems. Strange hung ups, games that don’t run properly and the annoying thing that you can not, yet, choose only to see Mac games, are some of them.
So as it is, Valve deserves a clap for bringing us this client, still with things to improve, but continuously updated.
I leave you here some related links:
Articulo en MacWorld (Ingles)
Articulo en MarWorld (Español)
Web Steam (Inglés)
Web Steam (Español)
Web Valve (Inglés)